Category: Frugal Tips

10 essential FIRE reads for 2020

The ideas that originated the FIRE movement began with the 1992 book Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez and the 2010 book Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker. Since then, countless people have taken advantage of these principles to navigate a path to becoming financially independent and retiring early. …

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14 Best Money Saving Ideas for 2020

We are 2 months into 2020 and by now you may have given up on some of your New Years Resolutions. However, this year is going to be different! This next year has to be different! We can’t continue on the same trajectory we are on! Do you need to take that final step to …

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Where to Get Free Conference Calling

Thought we’d republish this post originally written in 2015 about FreeConferenceCall.com because it is a conference calling a provider that is getting greater scrutiny by the federal government. It is a service that we continue to use and rely on. You can find more details about what they are facing here. A few weeks ago, …

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Top 10 Sub-Reddits for the Frugal-Minded

This post is inspired by The Art of Manliness post on “How to Use Reddit to Become a Better Man”. As an avid Redditor and long time frugal person – I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on the various subreddits that help me save even more, learn new ways …

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How Much I Earned From My Secret Shopping Excursion

I’ve always dreamed of being a secret shopper. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to seeing my fantasy of being an undercover spy like Jason Bourne come to fruition. Going undercover to infiltrate foreign governments…going to Runza and checking restroom cleanliness…pretty similar right? Since I’ve recently upgraded to a smartphone (yes, the date on this …

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How Can I Lower My Xfinity Cable Bill?

I thought we would republish this post from several years ago, as it still has good information about how to lower your cable bill with Xfinity (formerly Comcast). I hope it helps! A couple of weeks ago we got a notice in the mail that our Xfinity cable bill was going up by about $50. …

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How to Fix a Garbage Disposal

Let me just tell you – I’m no handyman. Most of my repairs are done with the aid of YouTube and the help of a trusted professional. So, when my wife said she had gotten something stuck in the garbage disposal the other day and it wasn’t working, my first thought was to think about …

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Turning Down the Upsell

I bought my very first laptop during the summer of 2000. There are cell phones today that have better specs than that laptop, but back then, it was a top-of-the-line machine. Another way to say this: I paid way more than anyone should ever pay for a laptop with a 20GB hard drive. It was …

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